Arthur Smith odds-on favorite to be Falcons’ next coach

Arthur Smith odds-on favorite to be Falcons’ next coach

Arthur Smith emerged as the odds-on favorite to be named the Atlanta Falcons’ next head coach.The Tennessee Titans’ offensive coordinator has been associated to some degree with every NFL head coaching vacancy this year. However, he is now being offered at 4/5 by SportsBetting.com to succeed Dan Quinn in Atlanta, making him the only odds-on favorite among the current NFL openings – meaning he has lower than 1/1 odds to be hired.The Falcons conducted two interviews with Smith, who has also drawn significant interest from the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions.Atlanta has interviewed seven candidates, including NFL offensive coordinators Joe Brady (Carolina), Eric Bieniemy (Kansas City) and Nathaniel Hackett (Green Bay).Falcons Head Coach Odds (SportsBetting.com):Arthur Smith 4/5 (6/1 odds last week)Joe Brady 3/1Eric Bieniemy 3/1Nathaniel Hackett 7/1Brandon Staley 9/1Raheem Morris 10/1Robert Saleh 10/1Todd Bowles 12/1The Falcons fired Quinn after starting last season 0-5. Interim coach Raheem Morris went 4-7 and has also been interviewed for the job.With Urban Meyer reportedly close to taking over as Jacksonville’s head coach, SportsBetting.com is not offering odds on the Jaguars’ opening.Odds on the remaining vacancies:Chargers next head coachMatt Eberflus 7/2 (10/1 odds last week)Brandon Staley 4/2Brian Daboll 9/2Robert Saleh 5/1Joe Brady 7/1Eric Bieniemy 8/1Arthur Smith 9/1Dennis Allen 10/1Jason Garrett 15/1Eagles next head coachJoe Brady 5/2 (6/1 odds last week)Lincoln Riley 3/1Robert Saleh 5/1Arthur Smith 7/1Eric Bieniemy 9/1Duce Staley 10/1Kellen Moore 10/1Todd Bowles 12/1Jerod Mayo 12/1Mike Kafka 12/1Brandon Staley 15/1Ryan Day 20/1Jets next head coachRobert Saleh 2/1 (8/1 odds last week)